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Patrolman Anton H. Cramer | Rock Island Police Department, Illinois Rock Island Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Anton H. Cramer

Rock Island Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, February 14, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/10/1936

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Anton Cramer succumbed to wounds suffered one month earlier after he and four other officers went to a man's home to arrest him for robbery.

Three of the officers woke the man and his wife up in their room. As the suspect put on a pair of shoes the wife suddenly slammed the door separating the two from the officers. When the door was reopened the man opened fire, wounding Patrolman Cramer. He then exited the room holding his wife in front of him as a shield. Other officers eventually returned fire, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Cramer had served with the Rock Island Police Department for seven years.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Cramer. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 29, 2013

 

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